The Annual Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium

Named for professor, dean, and informatics pioneer Dr. Richard Talbot, DVM, PhD., the Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium began in 1995 at the annual AVMA Convention. In 2016, the Talbot Symposium moved to its new home at Fetch Central (then the CVC) in Kansas City, held annually in August. Members had the chance to interact with other Fetch attendees at our AVI booth and engage in active discussions with fellow members at the symposium and over BBQ.

From 2020-2023, the Talbot Symposium was held virtually, as a standalone technical conference. We welcomed speakers and attendees from all over the globe for live sessions, the presentation of our second lifetime achievement award, and a fun networking get-together.

In 2021, 2023, and 2024, AVI sponsored several lectures at NAVC's virtual VMX conference ("Talbot Talks").

In September 2024, the Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium will be a hybrid event held at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. 

We are excited to announce that the virtual Talbot Informatics Symposium lectures are available on our new On Demand Education Platform powered by VetBloom

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Veterinary clinical informatics is a rapidly evolving science that blends information technology, communications, social and behavioral science, and veterinary medicine to improve the quality and safety of patient care. 

We invite speakers interested in sharing their knowledge with a diverse audience to apply to lecture or participate in a panel discussion at the Annual Talbot Informatics Symposium. Some speakers may be asked to give their talk at additional conferences following the original  presentation(s) or to record it for our on-demand lecture portal.

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If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact an Executive Board member for more information. Your support will not only help to advance animal health care, but allow veterinarians to lead our profession from within to shape our own future. We look forward to hearing from you!


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